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post #1 of 14
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Planning on getting a new Video card for gaming but i dont have tooo too much money on this one but still want the best value. i have 300 canadian to spend maby 350 but i dont know.

I think these are some good contenders

ATI Radeon X850 XT \\ GTO2
eVGA 7600GT
ATI 1600XT
eVGA 6800GS
emm not sure about any thing else if there is please message

This will help me alot i plan on going SLI later maby if going nVidia but doubt it about crossfire.
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post #2 of 14
I think out of those the 7600gt is the best choice
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post #3 of 14
Depends how hardcore you wanna go. My 6800gs works fine for me, i can play pretty much everything out nowadays and everything runs just fine on high. I picked mine up for 150$ usda so you could save that money for other upgrades, or do what im doing.. save for a Direct X 10 card.. they'll be here before you know it....
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post #4 of 14
PCI-e right?

well the X1600 is good for that price range
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...017&CatId=1826
(just over 350)

WTH, http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...892478&CatId=0
(same card, GDDR2, less price)
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post #5 of 14
on another note
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...799241&CatId=0
whos idea was it to sell this for $666 haha
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post #6 of 14
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lol so the 7600GT u say? will that last me 2 years then ishall go for the big guns later on. I want to play the demanding games aswell.. im going to go with maby XMS 2 1 GB corsair ram, a Pentium D 950 i think and not sure which mobo depends on which card i get
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post #7 of 14
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Looks like im going with the 850XT for 300 flat it outpreforms all of these from what i see, plus it has 16 Pixel pipelines. has higher clock rates but only thing is it doesnt have the best shading architexture becuase its a bit older than say the 1600XT, but im only keeping this for 1 to 2 years MAX, till i upgrade to somthing amazing , saying that i still want a really good card for this time and that can handle all games with stock speeds. i do plan on overclocking it but not when i get it, maby when newer games come out.
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post #8 of 14
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Sapphire Radeon X850 XT 256MB GDDR3 PCI-E w/ TV-Out, DVI/VGA (Lite Retail) is $389.99 yet the ATI X850 XT 256MD is only 299.99? any diff? Links are

http://canadacomputers.com/index.php...61&cid=999.243

http://canadacomputers.com/index.php...90&cid=999.243
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post #9 of 14
is it me or am I the only one that sees that he has a Sapphire x1900xt 512 ?????
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post #10 of 14
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yea i got 2 comps , this is for me aswell but the 1900XT is for my brother for now! but dont worri im talking about this topic now! but it says x800GTO2>x850XT HUH! is that true?
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